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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘violent video games’

Violent-Game Criticism is Dying Out

Every time a new entertainment medium arises, a select segment of the human population will rail against it for content deemed inappropriate. By reflecting the true nature of humanity new platforms invoke the ire of those who feel obliged to protect others from what they view as a new affront to their morality. Throughout the last decade video games were …

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Watching Violent Media Linked to a Gene

Though often used as a scapegoat during times of stress, its clear that violent movies, TV, and video games do not actually cause children or anyone else to become violent. Why, then, do people enjoy such entertainment? A new study has now shown that it could all come down to genetics. Researchers at the University of Amsterdam have now linked …

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Video Games Don’t Make Teens Violent, Shows Study

Earlier this week, an 8-year-old in Louisiana shot and killed his grandmother. The incident has sparked new flames in the ongoing U.S. gun control debate, but the familiar scapegoat of violence in video games is also being connected to the murder. With the release of Grand Theft Auto V only weeks away, discussions of the impact of video games on …

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Senate Panel Thinks The Government Should Study Video Game Violence

Is there a direct correlation between violent video games and violent acts committed by young people? Most studies say no, but most also say that there is a correlation between violent video games and increased aggression. Note that aggression and violence are not one in the same, but your elected officials don’t care about semantics. The Hill reports that the …

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Rep. Jim Matheson Wants To Ban Games That Don’t Have An ESRB Rating

Video games are the perfect scapegoat. Old people are scared of them, and young people will defend them with a fervor that’s borderline violent. When the media and politicians need something to blame for national tragedies, video games are often the first thing they turn to. Now one politician is attempting to restrict the sale of violent video games yet …

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New Assassin’s Creed III Trailer Highlights Weapons and Combat

There have been so many Assassin’s Creed III trailers and behind-the scenes developer documentaries released that nearly every detail of the game has been revealed. That’s certainly the case with regards to the weapons, setting, and gameplay. Ubisoft even had the temerity to tease the future downloadable content for the game (which does, admittedly, look cool) almost one month before …

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Carmageddon Studio Kickstarts a Sequel

Do you miss driving your car up onto the sidewalk and mowing down pedestrians? If you answered yes, you will be excited to learn the the original game studio that designed the cult classic Carmageddon will be creating another sequel – as long as it gets a Kickstart. The studio, which is still independent, is asking the public for $400,000 …

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Max Payne 3 “Bullet Time” Trailer Shows Off the Slow-Mo

News and trailers are flowing out of Rockstar today. The game developer of hits such as Grand Theft Auto IV and L.A. Noire is turning its attention to one of its first franchises, Max Payne. A trailer for a re-release of the original classic for Apple touch devices was released this morning, and now we have a trailer showing off …

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Study Links Gaming and Cooperation, Not Violence

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden have completed a study about aggression and gaming. The study found that, to be good at video games, gamers must hold their temper. Successful gamers are strategic, technically knowledgeable, and have good timing. Bad Gamers are ones who are inconsiderate or those who react aggressively and emotionally. “The situations gamers encounter in …

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Oklahoma Violent Game Tax Killed In Subcommittee

We reported previously on a tax in Oklahoma that targeted video games with a “Teen,” “Mature,” or “Adults Only” rating. The bill in question would implement a one percent tax increase on those titles. The fate of said bill has been decided. Video Game Voters Network is reporting that the bill in question, House Bill 2696, was defeated in the …

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